Normally what I usually do is watch other peoples work and I in many ways mimic them but because I believe that they are awesome and are a great practice for my artistic skills. I rarely put any sorts of drawings and sketches out of fear that I will get reported for recreating someone else work without permission, but its not like i copy and paste. I merely observe your work through my computer and redraw it on paper in my own style and I am still new to deviant art (due to my amazing lazyness and notable ignorance) but hopefully that changes in the Art Institute.
I started going to school at the Art Institute of Austin and am going to major in Game Art and Design, and hopefully in the near future, will draw my own style of work that will be distributed on my deviant account. And maybe, just maybe I will also upload my old work, mimic work, and compare them to my latest designs.
I would also like to note that I am a huge fan of Ganassa, he is awesome and I credit all my work (which secretly lies in my sketchbook hiding in the shadows) that I've mimic. Of course there are others I've mimic, and will one day share my pics with you (If I knew how to do that).
So far the classes are great, the teachers are amazing and I will one day learn how the gaming industry works in order to introduce my own story with its own original characters to the world.
Good Day to you all hope for the best for all of you.